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Student life in Quincy, MA at Eastern Nazarene College - Empowering students, enriching lives, and educating the next generation. The mission of Student Development at Eastern Nazarene College is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our students we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.
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Decorating Your Mortarboard

Posted by ENC Student Life on Apr 17, 2017 7:32:00 AM

Graduation outfits aren't the most exciting. Long black robes and pointy black hats probably aren't your idea of a great outfit. Some graduates accessorize their ensemble by decorating their mortarboards with personal details or funny sayings. Take inspiration from past grads and start coming up with your own design! 

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Topics: Graduation

Graduation Countdown: What to and not to do between now and graduation

Posted by ENC Student Life on Apr 13, 2017 7:04:00 AM

Graduation is just a few weeks away! The personal and academic to-do list is hopefully getting shorter as the date gets closer. Whether you can't wait to get out or your getting sad about leaving campus, this is an emotional time for students. We've lived through that and wanted to pass on our best to-dos and not-to-dos to help you make it to May 6th. 

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Topics: Beyond Graduation, Graduation

Spending Spring Break Serving Boston's Homeless

Posted by ENC Student Life on Apr 6, 2017 7:32:00 AM

For most people, "Spring Break" conjures images of wild parties, palm trees, and overindulgence. It's fair to say that most students prefer to spend their week away from class as far from campus and their academic responsibilities as possible. This year, four ENC students not only spent their spring break on campus, but they spent it ministering to those affected by homelessness in Boston. How's that for a change in perspective?

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Topics: Campus Life, Spiritual Life at ENC

Remember Who Got You Here...

Posted by ENC Student Life on Apr 3, 2017 7:01:00 AM

Graduation is just 4 weeks away!  You're in the final stretch of big presentations, papers, and job applications. If you're a senior you're either totally ready to get out of here or the finality of it all is kicking in and you're sort of freaking out. Either way, you have had a great college career and are about to get your diploma. You're excited, and your parents are too. They have cared for you for 20+ years and it's time to thank them for their decades of hard work.

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Topics: Beyond Graduation, Graduation

ENC and Women's Rights: A Feminist History

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 30, 2017 7:19:00 AM

The Church of the Nazarene (CotN) has a long standing of history of women in leadership. Since its inception, the CotN has ordained women into the ministry, while even today many denominations still resist the ordination of women. The Nazarene Church has long believed in the equality of women. Some of the first Nazarene churches in America, including Malden Church of the Nazarene just a few miles away, were founded by women pastors. Today, ENC's feminist story continues with our President Emeritus, Dr. Corlis McGee. Dr. McGee was the first female president at a Nazarene institution in the United States. How wonderful that we get to be part of a school that values women in leadership! 

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Topics: History, About ENC,

"The Fusion Trip Changed My Life"

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 27, 2017 7:17:00 AM

This year the Spiritual Development Office sent out three Fusion Spring Break trips. An international team went to Havana, Cuba, an in-country group went to Ferguson, MO, and a local group went to Boston, MA. We sat down with student Ashley Prax who went on the international trip to Cuba and heard her story of growth, shifting perspectives, and a passion for missions. 

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Topics: Campus Life, Spiritual Life at ENC

Meet the New RAs!

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 23, 2017 7:09:00 AM

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close we are sad to say goodbye to the Resident Assistants (RAs) who are graduating but we can't wait to welcome in some amazing new recruits! These new RAs will become the presence of Student Development in the dorms. They are paid to invest in students and help their peers have the best experience possible at ENC. What a terrific job!

We had a little party with our current and future RAs. Our graduating RAs got to pass on some wisdom to their incoming counterparts and we all had a great time. Ready to see who might be leading your floor next year?

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Topics: Campus Life, Dorm Life

So Why Is ENC an Arboretum and What Is That...

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

You've probably noticed small plaques adorning some of the trees on ENC's campus connecting the plant to ENC's Babcock Arboretum.  Since 1993, ENC's collection of 75 varieties has been designated an official arboretum named for the colorful Professor J.Verner Babcock who taught botany at ENC from 1938 until 1978.

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Topics: Campus Life, campus tour

A Message From the New SGA

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Last week the next Student Government team was elected. We talked to each of the election winners about their vision for next year and more importantly, what brought them to ENC. Scroll down and learn about what brought the 2017-2018 SGA team to want to work for you!

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Topics: Campus Life

Graduation Countdown: Asking Your Professor for a Recommendation Letter

Posted by ENC Student Life on Mar 2, 2017 7:18:00 AM

You've spent your whole college career trying to win the favor of your professors. You've worked hard, you've done the work, and now it's time to cash in all your effort. It's the time of year to ask for recommendation letters. Whether you're a graduating senior looking for a job, or a underclassman looking for an internship, recommendation letters are crucial to your success. Your professors words of affirmation set you apart from all the other applications and make future employeers want to hire you. 

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Topics: Adulting, Beyond Graduation, Graduation